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Cavers find huge fossil deposit in Australia


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#1    Saru

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

Fossils dating back to 500,000 years ago have been found in a vast newly discovered network of caves.

Cosmos Magazine said:

Cavers have stumbled upon a vast network of tunnels containing fossils that could offer key insights into species' adaptation to climate change, Australian scientists announced.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:28 AM

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...500,000 years ago...

...species' adaptation to climate change...


i can already see what this news report was designed to do.
(thanks for bringing it, saru.)

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

Spot on Unit. The same thing jumped off the page at me........


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

Well lucky them...


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

View Postunit, on 27 July 2012 - 11:28 AM, said:

i can already see what this news report was designed to do.
(thanks for bringing it, saru.)

What do you mean?  That the animal world can adapt to changes?  That the world evolved from rain forest to arid grassland or move?  Or did Noah loaded them on his ark?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

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The smaller creatures were thought to have been carried into the cave by a predator such as an owl, while the larger ones, including a 2.2-metre (7.2-feet), 180-kilogram (396 pounds) mega kangaroo, probably tumbled into it through a hole.


Then again, maybe it was a case of a larger predator dragging or carring them all in the cave for a meal. Including the mega kangaroo since they only found one fossilized skelton so far.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:17 AM

still no bigfoot fossils eh?





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